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Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

North Central State College tuition is $3,016 per year for in-state residents. This is 15% cheaper than the national average public two year tuition of $3,532. The cost is 71% cheaper than the average Ohio tuition of $10,375 for 2 year colleges. Tuition ranks 4th in Ohio amongst 2 year colleges for affordability and is the 83rd most expensive 2 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $6,032 which represents a 100% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $575 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $3,591.

Housing Costs

North Central State College doesn't offer on campus housing. If you're not living with family you will need to budget for food and housing in the Mansfield area just like you would for a college with dorms. The estimated rent and meal expense per academic year for off campus housing is $4,902.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,500.

Other Living Expenses

Off-campus students should budget for $2,292 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state Ohio residents to go to North Central State College is $12,285 for the 2017/2018 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have Ohio residence can expect a one year cost of $15,301. Students residing at home with parents providing food and housing should budget a total cost of $7,383.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2017-2018 and 2016-2017 IPEDS survey response for North Central State College and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for North Central State College
Estimated Budgets
Ohio Resident Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$12,285
   In-State Tuition$3,016
   Other Fees$575
   Off-Campus Housing Budget$4,902
   Off-Campus Other Budget$2,292
   Books and Supplies$1,500
Ohio Resident Total Budget (Living with Parents)$7,383
   In-State Tuition$3,016
   Other Fees$575
   Family Provided Room and Board$0
   With-Family Other Living Budget$2,292
   Books and Supplies$1,500

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What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $12,285 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported North Central State College net price for in-state students is $5,026* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

77% of North Central State College students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $3,986. 72 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $3,905. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend North Central State College, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for North Central State College
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$5,026*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid77%
Average Total Grant Aid$3,986
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants72%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$3,905

Average Net Price for In-State Students by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$4,381
$30,001 to $48,000$5,922
$48,001 to $75,000$7,317
$75,001 to $110,000$8,429
$110,000+$8,902

Average Financial Aid Mix - $12,285 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $12,285. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.

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30%
30%

Grants and Scholarships

 40% - $3,986

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, North Central State College or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 30% - $2,986

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 30% -  $3,021

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.


*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Tuition Comparison to Similar Community Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. North Central State College
Marion Technical College35.3% more expensive
Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute128% more expensive
University of Akron Wayne College96.9% more expensive
Bowling Green State University Firelands56% more expensive
Terra State Community College28.5% more expensive

Cost of a Degree

Being a school offering two year programs, prospective students should consider the multi year outlay when budgeting the cost for two years at North Central State College.

Estimated 2 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 2 year associate degree at North Central State College is $24,570 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 2 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $5,050 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 2 would estimate the cost of a degree at $10,100**

**Based on a 2 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at North Central State College are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at North Central State College
Price per credit hour for Ohio residents$150
Cost for one class for Ohio residents (3 credit hours)$450
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$299
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$897
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$1,196

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Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 61% of North Central State College students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $2,986.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for North Central State College? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $10,100, 100% of the estimated average net price for a two year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $12,531.78. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at North Central State College. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 77% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $5,050. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our North Central State College student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

North Central State College Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$104.43
Amount Borrowed$10,100.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$2,431.78
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$12,531.78

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend North Central State College? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending North Central State College, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $12,531.78 would be needed to afford a $104.43 monthly payment in the example $10,100.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to North Central State College in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $2,883 to $3,016. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 0.9%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 2 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 2 year cost of $24,570.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for North Central State College.

Annual2 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2024$16,071$32,142
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2029$20,511$41,022
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2034 $26,178$52,356
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2037 $30,304$60,609

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at North Central State College to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's Degree 92 24% cheaper
Business/Commerce, General Associate's Degree 38 31% cheaper
Accounting Associate's Degree 26 24% cheaper
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other Associate's Degree 24 18% cheaper
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant Associate's Degree 23 24% cheaper
Legal Assistant/Paralegal Associate's Degree 22 25% cheaper
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician Associate's Degree 22 15% cheaper
Corrections Associate's Degree 21 13% cheaper
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist Associate's Degree 17 21% cheaper
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other Associate's Degree 15 23% cheaper
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 12 22% cheaper
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer Associate's Degree 11 21% cheaper
Child Development Associate's Degree 11 14% cheaper
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General Associate's Degree 11 11% cheaper
Computer Science Associate's Degree 10 26% cheaper
Criminal Justice/Police Science Associate's Degree 9 21% cheaper
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 8 31% cheaper
Biotechnology Associate's Degree 6 9% cheaper
Teacher Assistant/Aide Associate's Degree 5 19% cheaper
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects Associate's Degree 4 24% cheaper
General Studies Associate's Degree 3 28% cheaper
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General Associate's Degree 3 18% cheaper
HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS Associate's Degree 1 34% cheaper
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other Associate's Degree 1 27% cheaper

Calculators

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About North Central State College

North Central State College is a two year community college located in Mansfield, Ohio.  Full time enrollment is 795 and part time is 2,299.  North Central State College has an open admission policy meaning that any prospective student who has completed high school or attained a GED certificate may enroll in classes.

Only undergraduate degrees are offered at this school.

Address
North Central State College
2441 Kenwood Circle
Mansfield, Ohio
44901-0698

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

North Central State College is a public not for profit institution. Public schools often represent the best value for your education dollar, especially when students qualify for in-state tuition.

North Central State College cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=204422 IPEDS survey data.